Morley’s Final Catalogue: Nominally common among sallow; but here noted only before 1890 at Blaxhall (Hkr); and Flixton near Bungay (Ctw). Gorleston in July 1932 (D).
Recent Status: A common species in Britain but local in Suffolk.
Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May till August. The larvae feed on Salix species, on an unopened bud as a first instar then later between spun leaves, usually terminal leaves. They pupate on the ground.
Identification: The moths are variably patterned but usually have a broad ferruginous band from the costa at one half to the tornus. This can include the ocellar area and apex, leaving a whitish triangular patch on the costa before the apex. The basal section is more variably coloured. Unicolorous forms also exist. More Info
Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1932. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats